Anderson Valley Foodshed weekly update: March 21

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AV Farms and Products!

In the absence of our Boonville Farmers' Market, AV Foodshed would like to provide you with contact information to help you access AV products.

Farm Stands:

  • Blue Meadow Farm - at the base of Holmes Ranch Road - 895-2071

  • Brock Farms - on Goodacre off the base of Peachland - 895-3407

  • Velma's (Filigreen Farm) - on AV Way - 895-2111

  • Gowan's Oak Tree - on Hwy 128 between Philo and Navarro - 895-3353

  • Pennyroyal Creamery - on Hwy 128 in Boonville - 895-2410

  • Petit Teton - on Hwy 128 between Boonville and Yorkville - 684-4146

  • The Apple Farm - on Philo/Greenwood Road just before the bridge - 895-2333

AV Products you can access by contacting:

  • 4 Bar K Ranch (beef) -, 895-2325

  • Anderson Valley Community Farm CSA (variety of products) -, (831) 332-5131

  • Bramble Family Farm (olive oil) -, 272-8487

  • Bucket Ranch (variety of products) - 845-3851

  • McEwen Family Farm (variety of products) - - 472-9009

  • Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company (seaweed) -, 895-2996

  • Natural Products of Boonville (mushrooms & more) -, 684-0182

  • Petit Teton (canned goods, pork, beef, squab & veggies) -, 684-4146

  • Pomo Tierra Orchard (apple products) -

  • The Forest People - Radically Sustainable Mushroom Cultivation - 489-5034

  • Yorkville Olive Ranch (olive oil) -, 894-0530

Beef For Sale

Grass Fed Murray Grey/Angus cross Beef, by the 1/4

For July delivery

4 Bar K Ranch in Boonville, CA is offering premium grass-fed beef for sale. This is local grass-fed beef, raised in rural Anderson Valley, in Mendocino County, with no shots or hormones, just excellent, lean, grass finished beef. We raise our beef free range, organically, in a humane, safe, and stress free way. This ensures your beef is the best quality and safest meat, that is raised and sold in the right way. We sell live beef by the 1/4 then ship it to the butcher who then slaughters, ages, cuts, wraps, and freezes it before we deliver your 1/4 to you. Bones and offal are included at no cost.

Please contact me and I will send our information flyer in an email. It should answer most of your questions, but feel free to call me anytime if you're interested.

If interested please contact Dave Kooyers at (707) 895-2325.

Local Pasture-Raised Chicken & Duck


Saturday, March 23
10 AM - 2 PM, Redwood Valley
Whole Pekin Duck
$6.00/lb Fresh or Frozen
3.5 - 4.0 lb each

Saturday, March 30
10 AM - 2 PM, Redwood Valley
Whole Broiler Chicken
$5.50/lb Fresh

Price goes up to $6.00/lb Frozen
3.5 - 4.0 lb each

Visit to register. We'll send directions to the pick-up spot in Redwood Valley. Let us know how many birds you'd like to purchase.

Mendocino Meats is a first-generation farm offering sustainable meats to Mendocino County and the Bay Area. Our poultry has been featured at The Golden Pig in Hopland, The Bewildered Pig in Boonville, and Estero Cafe in Valley Ford.

We raise Cornish Cross chickens and Pekin ducks in the open and on 100% organic feed, including superfoods like chia and hemp. Our ducks and chickens are processed in USDA-inspected facilities in Stockton and Modesto. Individually packaged in Cryovac, the birds are air-chilled and available for purchase FRESH for a limited time. However you cook it, our poultry is delectable!

Subscribe to our newsletter to find out about other open houses. Ask about our pastured PORK and TURKEY, too!

[Bewildered] Pig Snippets

Hello. Fellow. Collectives. !
The Glorious Sunshine did get many of you out to visit us this last sunny weekend! That was so much fun!  Seeing many familiar faces…coming out of hibernation to bask in Mother Nature’s golden beams…and partake in local revelry!  The Food, Wine and Camaraderie was great!
Speaking of fragrant blooms! You MUST be here this March 30th to join us for a crazy cool celebration of spring blossoms…in fragrance, food and wine!!! Please join our special co-hosts: Alexander Chesbro of #Fitzgerald&Guislain as he displays the art of natural perfumery, creating a “#pleinaire” fragrance to capture the essence of the evening! You’ll take home a small flacon!  AND, Owners Zach & Kristin of #HuschVineyards will be here to represent a RARE opportunity to experience their dry gewurtztraminers side by side!  I went to visit with Derek the winemaker several weeks ago and we zero’d in on a perfect library vintage to go along with the current. This pioneering winery is capable of not only making wines that are of value, but that can be cellared for future enjoyment and reflection.  After an hour-long reception/perfume demo, we shall progress to a totally #avantgardedinner!  Smoke, violets, osmanthus, citrus blossoms, black cod, huckleberries…book it NOW!!!  For all who book this dinner, we will enter your name(s) into a drawing to score seats to this year’s Feast Mendocino Fermented, Funghi event! It’s always a sell out! DO IT!
This week!  A spot more rain. Oh well. Come out anyway! #Springishere! #Equinox is this Thursday, and we’re on top of it! #PapaPig’s flower show is INSANE!  The whole courtyard smells of hyacinth!  The Red Emperor tulips (his favorite, if there is such a thing) are voluptuous and bountiful!  With their electro-shade of red, and an interior that has a bumble bee doppelganger, you must see them in their open state, and then puckered up, closed, when you head out from an amazing din din.
From the kitchen this week~
Loco(l)s Night Entrée:   Butternut Squash & Vegetable Madras Curry!  Ample fresh ginger, garlic, lemongrass & the famed Madras curry blend will be steeped in a concentrated veggie stock with copious coconut milk. Served with steamed jasmine rice, lots of veg.  Need some meat?  No problem. Add chicken or duck confit for a few bucks.
Soup: NOT TO BE MISSED!  #SteveCrowningshield of #PegasusFarm~ a cornerstone farmer, drummer, #life-weaver and wood worker from the beginning with The Pig~has the most clean, stunning and healthy sunchokes! We are so giddy this year as we’ve created new ideas with this healthy, unique tuber!  Caramelized sunchoke soup will be served with a filbert, local dandelion green, white truffle, lemon & herb “relish”. Too good.
MHPC Pork Dish of the Week:    Yeah, we’re still onto the sunchokes!  We made delicious ravioli with our own farm eggs and #mendocinograinsproject Red Sonora Wheat flour! Inside find a succulent filling of #MHPC slow roasted pork shoulder, caramelized sunchokes and some secret deliciousness. 3 big ravioli with dandelion greens, sunchokes and spring onions…and a broth of roasted sunchoke & vegetables.  Crazy.
Don’t forget: Fridays are for our Ducky Fried Chicken!  Our popular mustard & fennel pollen crusted Mary’s Cornish game hens are soaked in buttermilk, dredged in a gluten free concoction (better than the traditional method) and served with celery root & potato puree and a dangerously rich whole mustard “gravy” (made with our house made crème Fraiche)& Brussels sprouts. First come, first served. Yes, you can reserve yours with a reservation! We do cook a limited number!
We are incredibly grateful to be able to offer such local bounty. Grown with love and respect for Mother nature. Grown with our collective health in mind. We have so many fun things planned for this summer season!  We, as a staff (family) are all involved with our menu~some beverage, food, etc. This year’s offerings will be monumental. Come, get yer Pig on!!!
MP & a Troupe of Pigs
Janelle Weaver
The Bewildered Pig
Executive Chef/Co-Owner
707-895-2088 Restaurant
707-895-3361 Office
707-315-6886 Cell


Torrey Douglass